Hi everyone. I want to share a fun card that I created for an online Altenew class. It’s all about mixed media and if your like me, you have no idea how to do it! I normally do clean and simple so this was hard for me. I love seeing all of the different projects out there on Instagram and blogs but never really know where to start. This was a great beginning. Using a larger floral image took some pressure off. If I messed up on the background I could cover it up.


I started with using the watercolor brush markers to create the watercolor effect on the background. This was a lot of fun and I learned that you need to dry the ink in between applications so you get the watercolor effect. Otherwise it’s just color on color.


The next step was to use embossing paste with one of the marker colors to create the background. I used sea breeze from the spring garden set to get the beautiful blue color. Once I mixed and then added through the stencil I sprinkled in some platinum embossing powder and heat set it.

I then stamped the two smaller flowers and the two open leaves images from the wallpaper art stamp set and colored them in using autumn blaze, emerald and citrus burst watercolor brush markers.

I love the bold colors and how saturated the colors are. You can use a watercolor brush and water to create a softer color but I really wanted these images to pop off my card. I used black cardstock as my base to help make the watercolor panel stand out.


Here are a few close ups for you.

I made this card using one of the extra panels. I chose to use the winter wonderland set of watercolor brush markers for this card.


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